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City pool

Where do I find the daily prices ect?

PROTECTING WATER QUALITY: The crew at the Albert Lea wastewater treatment plant has been recognized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for their exceptional operations. The plant has consistently met all regulatory requirements and employs MPCA-certified staff. Minnesota has about 1,600 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities with 248 qualifying for the outstanding operations recognition. Well done to all involved in protecting and preserving water quality in our community! ... See MoreSee Less

PROTECTING WATER QUALITY: The crew at the Albert Lea wastewater treatment plant has been recognized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for their exceptional operations. The plant has consistently met all regulatory requirements and employs MPCA-certified staff. Minnesota has about 1,600 municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities with 248 qualifying for the outstanding operations recognition. Well done to all involved in protecting and preserving water quality in our community!

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They’re an awesome team!

Awesome job guys. We are lucky to have you

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It's a great week to celebrate Eddie Cochran! It's the official start of summer with the Albert Lea Public Library's Summer Reading program starting and Albert Lea Recreation's play parks and aquatic center open this week. Check out all the details in our summer fun guide: cityofalbertlea.org/recreation๐Ÿ“ฃ Exciting Week Ahead in Albert Lea! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒŠ

Get ready for a jam-packed week of fun and adventure in Albert Lea! Here's a sneak peek of what's in store: Eddie Cochran Weekend, Take a Kid Fishing Weekend, and City Wide Garage Sales Weekend.

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Tue 6th: Tech Tuesday from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Albert Lea Senior Center. Plus, don't miss the kickoff of the Brookside Rock Gym from 6pm to 9pm at the Brookside Education Center. Get ready to conquer the walls and reach new heights!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Thur 8th: It's time for Thursdays on Fountain! Join us at the picturesque Fountain Lake Gazebo from 5:30pm to 7pm, and groove to the captivating tunes of Eclipse. Let the music carry you away as you soak up the vibrant atmosphere. It's also the kick off to Eddie Cochran Weekend and City Wide Garage Sales!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Fri 9th: Calling all sports enthusiasts! Kick-start your day with the Trap Shoot & Golf Tournament from 8am to 12pm at Good Shot Golf. Test your skills and enjoy a thrilling competition. In the evening, make your way to 112 on Broadway at 7:30pm and groove to the infectious rhythms of "j. bell & the Lazy Susan Band." Get ready to dance the night away!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Sat 10th: Alber Lea Family YMCA Fountain Lake 5 at 9am . Register online at ymcaal.org/registration or 2021 West Main St. Albert Lea
Also, it's the Eddie Cochran Car Show on Broadway Ave! Registration from 8am to 11:30am then voting from 10am-1pm. Awards at 2pm. And the car cruise to follow immediately after!

Don't miss out on these amazing events happening in Albert Lea. Click on the picture below to view more details! Share the excitement with your friends and family, and let's make unforgettable memories together! Visit the Albert Lea Community Calendar for ALL of the details! www.ExploreAlbertLea.com/calendar ๐ŸŽ‰โœจ
#LakeLandLife #ExploreAlbertLea #OnlyInMN #OnlyInAlbertLea #AlbertLea #Minnesota #Travel #Midwest #AlbertLeaEvents
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Its a great week to celebrate Eddie Cochran! Its the official start of summer with the Albert Lea Public Librarys Summer Reading program starting and Albert Lea Recreations play parks and aquatic center open this week. Check out all the details in our summer fun guide: cityofalbertlea.org/recreation
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Albert Lea Recreation Facebook Feed

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NOTICE: The main pool at the Aquatic Center will be closed for the remainder of the day including night swim. Water aerobics will still be on. Kiddie pool and slide will still be open for night swim. ... See MoreSee Less

NOTICE: The main pool at the Aquatic Center will be closed for the remainder of the day including night swim. Water aerobics will still be on. Kiddie pool and slide will still be open for night swim.

Catch an outdoor movie at the bandshell in Edgewater Park this summer! ... See MoreSee Less

Catch an outdoor movie at the bandshell in Edgewater Park this summer!

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Heather Somnis we’ll try one night

Quan Belfort Saint this would be funnnn

Natasha Pavel

Torin Newell

Ashley Songstad Parker Thompson

Dylan Corneillie

Hailie

Taylor Ambriz Krista Lynn

Tim

Sarah Lynn this would be fun !

Lauren Ashley Natasha Lester for your kids

Kylee Anderson let’s go

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Officer Nate Idstein represented ALPD at the Southeast Toward Zero Death (TZD) regional photo-shoot last Wednesday.
๐Ÿ“ Veterans Memorial, Preston, MN
๐ŸŽฌ Seatbelt Enforcement
2023 Annual SE Minnesota TZD Photo - Extra Seat Belt Patrols Through June 4
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...(Marion Ross) has been (littering) alot lately while sitting on that Park Bench at Broadway and Water st...She's been leaving behind Garbage from Taco ๐ŸŒฎ Bell and McDonald's almost Every day Now...!!๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ™ˆ

We celebrated with the children in the community urinating on the graves of dead cops on Memorial Day.to teach them contempt for law enforcement. It's an annual event with popcorn, candy, and Coca Cola.

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๐Ÿšฎ 201 Broadway Ave N was a terrible mess this morning. Please make sure litter is disposed of properly so the "North Lot" is a place all can enjoy. ... See MoreSee Less

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๐Ÿ“ธ May 31, 7am.

Yes. I live a couple blocks away and they are a loud group. Noise ordinance needs to get enforced

It's been an issue all winter. Garbage, loud cars, groups hanging out being loud and saying disrespectful things to people going to their cars. I've seen it every time I park there in the evening. There are people intimidated to park there because of this behavior.

Glad I don't even know where this is.

Put a damn camera or two up there jeez

Have their been any teenagers wiff Golf โ›ณ๏ธ Clubs hanging out down there lately...??๐Ÿค”โ›ณ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅโ›ณ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ธ

I think kids hanging out in this lot and causing trouble has been sort of an ongoing problem. When I worked downtown there always seemed to be some sort of mischief going on.

Harry LaCore Marion Ross Street. Above Kiddie splash pad area off of Fountain Ave and Washington Ave.

I moved here March 1st and that parking lot is a noisey hangout for seems like mostly guys in diesel trucks who like to call each other names and talk smack to each other over intercoms or loud speakers. That was before spring. Now they like to drive in their own organized diesel parades in their loud trucks and burn rubber. It's a nuisance spot that only once in 3 months have I seen police patrol the area and observe. The litter is blowing around the entire neighborhood. So far this is my only problem with Albert Lea. Otherwise, respectful, friendly, kind and clean with beautiful scenery.

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๐ŸŽŠ Congratulations Sergeant Jay Crabtree on your recent retirement!
๐Ÿ‘ Thank you for your service (2000-2023)!!
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๐ŸŽŠ Congratulations Sergeant Jay Crabtree on your recent retirement! 
๐Ÿ‘ Thank you for your service (2000-2023)!!

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Congratulations, Officer Crabtree! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Enjoy your retirement!

Thank you for the kinds words ! It was an honor to work for the Albert Lea Police Dept. We have an outstanding group of officers and administration ……who truly care about the Citizens of Albert Lea ! I was also thankful for the never ending support the department receives from the community ! Keeping the safety of our officers and community in mind . Ret. Sgt. Jay Crabtree.

Congratulations, Jay! Thank you for your dedicated years. Wishing you all the best on your next chapter Enjoy!๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ You were my favorite! Thanks for never giving up on me! โค๏ธ

Congratulations, Jay!!

Congratulations and best wishes on your retirement.

Congratulations Jay! I really enjoyed working with you. God bless you and enjoy! ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿป‍โ™‚๏ธ

Congratulations Jay Crabtree for all your years of service. For doing your job to protect the town of Albert Lea and much more. May your retirement bring you many blessings and tons of smiles and enjoyment and making memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations and happy retirement!

Congratulations on your retirement ! Enjoy it. Loved working with you at southwest school.

Congratulations Jay. Thank you for keeping us safe. Enjoy your retirement. Bob and Shirley.

Thank you, Sgt. Crabtree, for your exemplary service!

Congratulations and thank you for your years of service!! Enjoy!!!

Congratulations! Thanks for your service! Enjoy your time!

Job well done Jay! Thank you for your great service to your communities.

Congratulations to a great guy!

Happy Retirement Jay!! Enjoy! Congratulations!!๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations on your retirement Jay!

Congratulations Jay! I appreciate the honesty and fairness you have always given me and my family. Thank you for your service, not only to the City. But your service for our Country as well. ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Congratulations Jay!!

Congratulations! ๐ŸŽ‰ Thank you for your many years of service! Happy retirement! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰

Congratulations Jay!!

Congratulations one of the best officers in Albert Lea

Congratulations and thank you for all you have done for our community!

Congratulations Jay! Thank you all you have done in watching over protecting the people of our city.

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Freeborn County is under a burn ban due to air quality effective immediately and expires tomorrow at 7 a.m. unless air quality remains low. Recreational fires are allowed within regulation. ... See MoreSee Less

Freeborn County is under a burn ban due to air quality effective immediately and expires tomorrow at 7 a.m. unless air quality remains low. Recreational fires are allowed within regulation.

Albert Lea Fire Rescue was dispatched to the report of large fire in the area of South Broadway and Seventh Avenues at 12:18 a.m. this morning. It was determined the actual address was 1316 S Broadway.

Upon arrival, fire crews found the garage behind the house was on fire and spreading to the back of the house. Fire crews made entry into the home to search for any occupants and found none. It was later determined the owner was out of town at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation with damages estimated at $10,000. One firefighter was treated for a minor injury.

Albert Lea Police Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service also responded to the fire.
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Albert Lea Fire Rescue was dispatched to the report of large fire in the area of South Broadway and Seventh Avenues at 12:18 a.m. this morning. It was determined the actual address was 1316 S Broadway. 
 
Upon arrival, fire crews found the garage behind the house was on fire and spreading to the back of the house. Fire crews made entry into the home to search for any occupants and found none. It was later determined the owner was out of town at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation with damages estimated at $10,000. One firefighter was treated for a minor injury. 

Albert Lea Police Department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service also responded to the fire.

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One of the most common safety concerns we find when we do rental inspections is with smoke detectors. These same guidelines apply to owned homes, too, so itโ€™s a good idea to see if yours are ready in case of an emergency.

Oftentimes they are installed in the wrong place, batteries have been removed or they are expired.
Smoke detectors should be installed no closer than 4 inches to the ceiling. If they are inside that area, there is a chance that they will not alarm in the event of a fire. Although the ideal mounting place is the center of the ceiling, we find that many people install them on the walls so theyโ€™re easier to reach to replace the batteries. If you do, make sure they are lower than that 4 inches, but no lower than 12 inches so that they can function as intended.
A constant beep from a smoke detector is a good indicator the detector needs a new battery or is expired. To prevent that annoying beep and to keep smoke detectors in good working order and ready for an emergency, itโ€™s ideal to change out your batteries every six months or as we like to remember โ€“ at Daylight savings time.
One last note on smoke detectors for today. Remember that if they are a detector for smoke and carbon monoxide they are only good for seven years. If they are solely a smoke detector they are good for 10 years. There is a misconception about the expiration, though. Make sure you reference the date on the back of the detector and not the day you bought it. Who knows how long it has been on a store shelf.
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One of the most common safety concerns we find when we do rental inspections is with smoke detectors. These same guidelines apply to owned homes, too, so itโ€™s a good idea to see if yours are ready in case of an emergency. 

Oftentimes they are installed in the wrong place, batteries have been removed or they are expired. 
Smoke detectors should be installed no closer than 4 inches to the ceiling. If they are inside that area, there is a chance that they will not alarm in the event of a fire. Although the ideal mounting place is the center of the ceiling, we find that many people install them on the walls so theyโ€™re easier to reach to replace the batteries. If you do, make sure they are lower than that 4 inches, but no lower than 12 inches so that they can function as intended.
A constant beep from a smoke detector is a good indicator the detector needs a new battery or is expired. To prevent that annoying beep and to keep smoke detectors in good working order and ready for an emergency, itโ€™s ideal to change out your batteries every six months or as we like to remember โ€“ at Daylight savings time. 
One last note on smoke detectors for today. Remember that if they are a detector for smoke and carbon monoxide they are only good for seven years. If they are solely a smoke detector they are good for 10 years. There is a misconception about the expiration, though. Make sure you reference the date on the back of the detector and not the day you bought it. Who knows how long it has been on a store shelf.
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